When Malden Catholic and St. John's Prep played in Danvers Jan. 6, the No. 5 Eagles won in a rout, 90-49.
Last night Tuesday night in Malden it was a completely different story. The Lancers upset the Eagles, 72-71, on a last-second shot by junior Kyle Sangster, who scored all of his 16 points in the second half.
The Lancers trailed all game until Sangster's leaner in the lane with four seconds remaining.
"It was not the play we designed," said Malden Catholic coach Jim McCune. "Kyle got the ball at the key and worked his way into the lane and rolled one in. He made a great play and came up big."
Junior center John Mastascusa had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 blocks as he anchored the defense for the Lancers.
"John is very active getting to the ball," said McCune. "He has great timing and did a great job on help defense as most of his blocks came on help defense."
Twin brothers Jared Lewis and Jordan Lewis also chipped in for MC with 11 and 12 points, respectively. McCune praised Jordan's night running the point for the Lancers.
"Jordan did a tremendous job getting the ball up the floor against mostly man-to-man press all night," said McCune.
Senior guard Steve Haladyna had 32 points for the Eagles.
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